Riddle 25


I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“Why does Troublesome Creek get restless once in a while and flood its banks?”


The last riddle I shared was from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. Most everyone knew the answer to it—a spider.

“Of weavers the best am I,
My own yarn do I supply,
None can match me, did they try,
To wear my cloth is to die.”


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  • Reply
    Ken Roper
    June 20, 2020 at 10:52 am

    When we lived on Tucker Branch, me and Harold started to go Lizard Fishing. I was about 4 and Harold was about 6, but we had talked the adventure up the day before so we were pretty reved up.
    First we had to dig some Redworms, Harold got the Maddock and I carried the Bucket. We were getting worms like Crazy when I saw a nice one. Harold had done drawn back and I was determined to get that Redworm. The red stuff just Flew and Harold had konked me in the head. We went inside to get fixed and Mama grabbed a handkerchief out of John,s mouth and put it on my head. Buster was out on the porch, fixin’ to fire off a Sideload. It had two fuzes and I stepped behind Mama to wait for the Commotion to stop.

    After all this, me and Harold went and laid down on the bridge over Tucker Creek that Daddy had built and started fishin’ for Lizards. We had taken straight Pins from T-shirts that Daddy and Mama had got us to make Hooks for the Lizards. They’d bite just about anything, but they really liked Redworms. Just thinking about that makes my Chest sore. …Ken

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    Margie Goldstein
    June 20, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Clueless here…..

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    Ed Ammons
    June 20, 2020 at 9:41 am

    It’s tired of staying in its bed?

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    Rick Shepherd
    June 20, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Because it’s a Watershed.

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    aw griff
    June 20, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Never was too good on riddles but I say Troublesome Creek was looking for trouble.
    I reckon my brain hasn’t woke up yet and ain’t had my coffee and I kept running over the riddle without seeing it. In my head I was saying ” riddle riddle muree I don’t see something you don’t see.” What is it? A riddle.

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    Miss Cindy
    June 20, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Rain is the only think that would make the creek flood it’s banks.

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    Bob Jones
    June 20, 2020 at 6:24 am

    It has rocks in its bed?

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